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Posts tagged ‘size’

Reader’s report: Large SturdiBag vs. medium Original Deluxe Sherpa, and space available on Delta 757-300

This post is long overdue, I’ll just say that up front. Reader Melissa was inspired to send it to me by my post comparing Chloe’s large SturdiBag with our new cat Cora’s Delta Deluxe Sherpa bag. She and Josie, her Lhasa Apso, “travel frequently for agility trials, and last December (due to your glowing reviews) for our trip to the AKC Invitational, I upgraded Josie’s travel to the Sturdibag.  We both love it, so in turn I recommended it to a friend.”

Here’s Josie  … Read more

How to fly with an in-cabin dog: Fido Friendly blog post (4/30/10)

I wrote this post for the wonderful Fido Friendly blog, back in April 2010. I’ve linked to it from a Dog Jaunt post on the same topic, but the link is now fatally broken, and I can’t find the original Fido Friendly post on line. I’m posting it again here, because it’s still good stuff.

Travelers with dogs small enough to fit under an airplane seat don’t have to wave good-bye as their pet’s crate is rolled away, or worry about  … Read more

Flying with an in-cabin pet: Under-seat space available on a Delta MD-88 (First Class section)

I can’t remember the last time I traveled First Class. Could it have been 30 years ago? Could it have been never? I chose to make First Class reservations on our Delta flight from New York to Tampa because I had the right number of miles, and because Delta’s Economy seat pitch is so evil that after our last flight my husband and I vowed never to fly on the dratted airline again. Why not blow all of our remaining  … Read more

Alaska and Horizon now accept soft-sided in-cabin pet carriers

Until recently, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air officially only accepted hard-sided in-cabin pet carriers (all other U.S. airlines that welcome in-cabin pets accept soft-sided carriers). Now, however, both airlines will allow you to bring your pet on board in a soft-sided carrier, and they’ve cut pet owners a break on the height: Soft-sided carriers may be 10 inches tall, 2.5 inches taller than the maximum allowed for hard-sided carriers.

To compare the Alaska/Horizon in-cabin pet policy with that of other airlines,  … Read more

What size dog will fit under an airplane seat?

One answer is “any dog that fits comfortably in a carrier that the airlines will accept for in-cabin pets.” As I’ve discussed in an earlier post, though, there are significant variations among the U.S. airlines’ requirements for in-cabin carriers, and there are lots of carriers that exceed those requirements in one or more dimensions but still sneak by for airline use. All these variations mean that the upper size limit for a dog that will fit under an airplane seat  … Read more